Kohler defeats Panthers in EWC title showdown


ELLIE POTRYKUS of Plymouth attacks the net in the No. 3 doubles match at Tuesday’s tennis meet versus Kohler. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley ELLIE POTRYKUS of Plymouth attacks the net in the No. 3 doubles match at Tuesday’s tennis meet versus Kohler. – Review photo by Greg Ceilley PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Panthers were unable to capture the Eastern Wisconsin Conference girls tennis title but had an outstanding EWC season.

Kohler defeated the Panthers, 5-1, Tuesday afternoon in a showdown for the EWC championship. Both teams were unbeaten and tied for first coming into the dual meet.

Kohler finished EWC dual play with a 9-0 dual record. PHS earned second with an 8-1 league mark, improving on last year’s sixthplace finish at 5-5.

“Kohler is a real talented, real deep squad and we would have had to be at our best to beat them. These [PHS] girls earned the right to play for this conference championship by how hard they worked and their great play all season, and I am so proud of how they handled themselves all year,” said Panther head coach Scott Milslagle.

“I feel bad that we couldn’t come through but they played so well and didn’t give up in any matches all season.”

The Panthers’ only win Tuesday was at No. 3 singles where sophomore Ashley Batzner defeated Luisa Neuner 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Batzner finished unbeaten in league play.

The No. 3 doubles match wasn’t completed due to rain. The match, which was suspended in the third and deciding set, will be completed at a later date because it will determine placement in the All-EWC teams. Plymouth’s Ellie Potrykus and Savannah Wiese competed at No. 3 doubles and split the first two sets, with the third one tied at 5-5.

“I thought our girls, and particularly our seniors, let their nerves get to them a little bit. The fact that we were playing for the conference championship combined with Senior Night, their [seniors’] last conference matches as Plymouth Panthers and Parents’ Night led to many emotions. During our pregame huddle and pep talk, many of the seniors let it sink in that this was it for them on these courts,” said Milslagle.


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